Category: Commentary

Missed Opportunities

Wednesday, the day after the US Department of Justice announced its suit against the state of Arizona, politicians all across the state rose their press operations in protest. It started with the more conservative crowd in TN-03, then the inevitable…

Satire Has It’s Consequences

Yesterday I wrote a post called “Billy the Sheik” that dealt primarily with questions concerning Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Haslam. Included in that post was an image that was intended to be a tongue-in-cheek send up of something Democratic Gubernatorial…

ID’s for Illegals

Sometimes people say things without fully considering the long-term impact of their words. Actually, it happens more often than you think. So when Republican Shelby County Mayoral Candidate Mark Luttrell was asked in a recent candidate forum about issuing County…

So, What Does the NRA Do Now?

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling wiping out most anti-gun laws at the state and federal level pretty much achieves everything the National Rifle Association has ever wanted, short of making gun ownership MANDATORY. So, what do they do for an encore?…

The New Normal

When floods swept through Tennessee, lives were changed. What was taken for granted in many ways was gone. The state was optimistic though but the reality of having to start over impacted many Tennesseans lives and now that’s it’s not…

The Problem With Expectations

The TNGOP held its Statesman’s Dinner last night in Nashville. Headlined by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, the event reportedly raised some $650,000 for the state Republican Party. The article goes on to talk about the event and all the goings…

Rural Conversations On Politics

I spend a lot of time talking about politics. Usually I’m in a rural situation, as that is where I currently live, and the conversation usually goes like this. Random person: What do you do? Me: Blah, blah, blah and…